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i need a new pushchair and wondered if anyone has had experience of both of these p.chairs. I like the sound of the bee as it is rear facing but i know maclaren is a good buy. i think they weigh about the same. any views on these and where to buy much appreciated. which would you buy?
i think the older seat design was more restrictive at the arms, and the hood isn't huge so dd1's head can be in contact with the top, but it is okay. f
rom the looks of the for sale boards people do sell them on very easily when their kids get bigger, though. to my mind they're just very expensive, souped-up maclarens but that rear-facing thing was essential for dd2 cos she was going bananas not seeing dd1 walking beside me. you're not v wrong nao, they are neat.
I have both and love them both so I'm not much help! DD is 19 months and still has oodles of room in the Bee. She now has it forward facing and I like that I can see her very easily when the hood is back so can still talk to her. It's very nippy and great for shopping. Has a good recline and dd sleeps lots in it.
The XT is also great but slightly more restricted from my point of view. It's hard to see dd, she's pretty much on her own IYSWIM. It's also much taller and the handle height is more of a problem if you're a short arse like me. But it's very comfy for dd, nice to push and again, when she's asleep in it and it's reclined with the hood pulled down she's nice and snug and out of everyone's way. It's a really good, substantial buggy and I would be very happy with it from birth to lazy child!